The truth is: you can't always be there to protect them. At some point they have to go to school, the playground or a friend's house. You tell them "Don't Talk To Strangers" but we both know that isn't enough.
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Danger to children and your family comes in all shapes and sizes. The proverbial "Stranger with Candy" is a thing of the past, now they come in all shapes and sizes and they know how to pick their prey.
But before we get started you need to be 100% honest and ask yourself one simple question:
How safe is your family?
Let's dig a little deeper. Can you answer the following questions with 100% certainty?
- Can your child identify and avoid potentially dangerous people and situations?
- How prepared are you for a home invasion?
- Do you have a plan? What if your front door is blocked or your child can't get out of their room?
- Do feel that they would be able to escape to safety?
- What if you were separated at the mall or amusement park?
- What would happen if you were on vacation in a foreign country?
- Would your child know what to do or where to go?
- Could you child locate and engage a "safe stranger"?
If you don't have a fool proof plan for all of those situations, then you need to keep reading.
Hey, I know you can protect them, but the reality of life is that at some point your family is going to have to be on their own, without you. You go to work, away on business and there are plenty of times you, their protector have to go out and provide for your family. In fact, they're on their own out of your watchful eye for the majority of their lives.
You need to make a decision: give them the street smart tools to survive or hang on hope and the kindness of others that your children and loved ones will not cross paths with a dangerous and violent criminal.
The schools try to protect them, but they can only do so much. A few teachers watching dozens of kidscan only do so much. We all know that it only takes a few seconds for your child to disappear from sight. Then no one would realize your child was missing until the end of the period when they took a head count. Hey, even the best kids get distracted. All it takes is that cool exhibit on a museum field trip and they are separated from the pack. I know people volunteer to chaperone, but they're not security specialists, they're moms and dads taking time off of work to watch their kid and a few of his friends. They mean well but they're not experts. There is a good chance that your child will be separated from the group and left to fend for themselves against cunning and violent deviants who lay in wait for the time one or two curious kids are on their own. Then it's your child against an adult predator.
Listen, if this idea alarms you or makes you feel uneasy or sick to your stomach…good. These situations happen every day in every city all over the world.
Fortunately there is a way you can protect your family when you're not there and there is a sure fire way to give them all the street smarts they need.
First of all, your kids can handle the truth about the realities of criminals and violence. You taught them to swim and they know about drowning and you taught them to about the stove and they understand the dangers of being burnt. So you can teach them about awareness and violence without scaring them for life. It's just a matter of how you present and explain the material.
Introducing the Family Safe Program® from the Self Defense Company®
The Family Safe Program is the result of tireless and painstaking efforts of law enforcement, child behavior psychologists, criminal psychologists and defensive tactics experts. This turnkey program will enable you to educate your family in a matter of hours. Through a series of interactive exercises that you can do once or twice a year, you will be able to increase your family's safety and awareness and create a force field of safety around the people you care about most.
Your family's safety is not a luxury.
We know there are certain things we should do on a regular basis, unfortunately family safety is not one that comes immediately to mind. We all balance check books, go to the dentist, get the car serviced, change light bulbs and do the regular day to day activities that are the responsibility of every adult. But where does family safety and protecting kids against violence fit in?
I know, when you think self defense, you think martial arts, but martial arts are not self defense. Enrolling your child in a karate class at the mall does not prepare him or her for street smart criminals and bullies who are larger, stronger and psychotic.
Martial arts are sports, which is fantastic for fitness, self-esteem, confidence and character building but it is not self defense. FACT: no child will be able to fight off a capable, determined adult. However, you can teach a child how to set specific boundaries and develop appropriate and effective methods of identification, escape and evasion.
Your child's safety begins in their mind. When they have the correct mindset, your child will adapt and react long before he or she is in any REAL DANGER.
The Family Safe Program allows you to keep your family safe when they are out of your watchful eye. It isn't difficult or complicated and all it takes is about 45 minutes once or twice a year. You don't need any special equipment and its designed for you to do in your own home or school (in fact it you will get the best results that way!). For the greatest impact your family should practice these scientifically proven drills where they live, play and relax. Once they go through the exercises they will have a clear course of action in their mind. Having the right course of action and knowing when to execute them is the real issue because people become victims when they don't have a plan.
Criminals don't harm people, the lack of proper training does.
There's no such thing as "tough". There's only "Trained" and "Untrained". Every living being has the inherent will to survive, the Family Safe Program enables you to harness and channel that instinct into positive, productive action.
Now you can protect them every minute of the day by giving them the tools and the knowledge to make smart decisions based on a specific set of rules to follow and a specific action when those rules are broken.
In Order To Be Truly Prepared, We Train Our Children How To Recognize A Threat And How To Escape It, Using Force As a Last Resort...
It's impossible to plan for every specific approach or attack. Criminals are thinking of new ways to get past your child's defenses every day. If you took the approach to prepare your child for every specific, possible situation it would take years to go through the infinite possibilities. At the Self Defense Company, we have been training men, women, law enforcement, soldiers and people from all walks of life systems of defensive tactics that don't depend on the specific situation. We have developed a specialized set of common denominator tactics that can be applied to any self defense situation. We have taken those common denominators and used the training technology from the world famous Self Defense Training System© and applied them to family safety.
Note: Even though your child will learn how to identify and avoid potentially dangerous situations there are physical use of force tactics included in the Family Safe Program. These tactics will allow your child to escape from a larger, more determined attacker. These are not sparring or grappling methods but proven hand to hand techniques that are specific designed for combat. The Family Safe Program teaches your family that use of force tactics are always a last resort. Not because they don't work, but because they are tactically inefficient. When your goal is to escape, every action you take needs to reflect that goal.